Defense

AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

Posted June 14, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., to ACC effective June 13, 2017. The move will align Grand Forks AFB, which hosts active duty RQ-4 Global Hawk operations, under the major command that…

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Unmanned aerial system improves situational awareness and mission performance

Posted July 3, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

The Aviation Development Directorate has developed a system enabling an air mission commander to manage multiple unmanned aerial systems simultaneously, resulting in faster completion of mission tasks without increasing operator workload.

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Red Flag 17-3 integrates MQ-9 Reaper

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

MQ-9 Reaper aircrews from the 732nd Operations Group stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-3 from July 10-28, 2017 at Nellis AFB, Nev.

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New technology shows promise for ground ops to sidestep GPS jamming threats

Posted August 31, 2017 by Joseph Cogliano

Ground forces may soon be getting a new tool to find their way around hostile territory.

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AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

Posted September 22, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 17

Posted October 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen assist in extinguishing and monitoring the California wildfires and Kentucky ANG Airmen deliver over 7 million pounds of relief supplies to Puerto Rico.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Posted November 13, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Shaw pilots host sister services

Posted December 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado

Pilots assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., hosted U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and took to the skies to duel each other, Dec. 1. The pilots came together for basic fighter maneuver training to strengthen the strategic capabilities needed to win air-to-air battles.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 17

Posted January 17, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Vice President Mike Pence visits Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Air National Guard Airmen assist law enforcement with recovery efforts from the recent mudslides, and B-52s deploy to England.

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